Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Tooth Fairy, Tinker-bell, Fairy Godmothers, and now...
The Glucose Fairy! Seriously, D-kids are awesome and they deserve their own kind of fairy, don't they? Not one of those lame ones who only visit once every few months or the ones we keep wishing would show up to grant our wishes, but never do. No, the Glucose Fairy is on the job, night after night, in every D-household throughout the world. High blood sugar? Here comes the Glucose Fairy with a water bottle just for you and a dose of insulin to bring that blood sugar down where it should be. Low blood sugar? Here comes the Glucose Fairy with juice, glucose tabs, or whatever your favorite middle-of-the-night treatment might be. Borderline? Here she comes with those 3 or 4 grams of carbohydrates to make sure you'll sleep comfortably for the rest of the night! In our household, she frequently shows up with a Hershey's Kiss or two in the middle of the night. It's the one thing Lily will happily eat, asleep or awake. How awesome is this Glucose Fairy? She does 3:00 a.m. blood sugar checks, comes running whenever she's called, and has everything a diabetic child might need. And she even has the AKA Mommy/Mom/Mama attached to the end of her name. No lame fairies for our kids. This one never forgets to show up when she's called (unlike that lazy Tooth Fairy) and if you wish for her, she'll always be there (unlike Fairy Godmother). She never loses her temper and gets red in the face like Tinker-bell. She's a cool, calm, glucose and water-dispensing hero, fighting off the nighttime fears that come with being a diabetic. I'm thinking we should wrap her up in a tinfoil outfit, similar to Tinker-bell's, but with a bit more pizazz to it. Get her an awesome tool-belt with water bottles, rolls of glucose tablets, maybe some chocolate and orange juice and a blood glucometer. We'll have her set. Anyone need an idea for a Halloween costume? Reyna, you could totally rock that look with those 6-pack abs of yours!
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The Glucose Fairy is the BEST fairy in all the land! :)ReplyDelete
I, too, nominate rockin' Reyna!
OMGosh! You are C-R-A-Z-Y!!! LOL. I love the idea of the the Glucose fairy and you are right...she won't be lame like the tooth fairy. I have screwed up my gig as the tooth fairy at least 3 times that I can remember. You would think we, as D'Rents, would be awesome tooth fairies since we are already up in the middle of the night...but alas, we are too tired to remember the money for the lost tooth.ReplyDelete
Yea! The Glucose Fairy! I love it. :)ReplyDelete
not just for d-kids but d-adults too! great idea! we could all use a glucose fairy!ReplyDelete
At my daughter's camp the awesome people who go around in the night and check 250+ campers blood sugars are officially called "The Juice Fairies"ReplyDelete